The husband left one day last week and within a few minutes he calls me, “Hey, there are some buzzards in front of the neighbor’s house. Thought you’d want a picture.” So we hop in the van and drive two doors down, ok, we were actually on our way to somewhere. I pull over and slowly got out of the van. I didn’t want to scare them. The girls kept asking to come out, but I wouldn’t let them because I was afraid the birds would attack. Ok, that isn’t true, I thought the girls would scare the birds off. 😀
Here is what I found, four buzzards having a late lunch. I could tell that one was the leader, because all the others just stood there and watched while their leader ate a fine squirrel meal. Freshly dead; still warm. You get the picture.
Look at that face! A face only a mother could love.
After I insulted one of the birds. They all just turned their backs to me and walked away. The nerve!!
Well! I just might not take another picture of ugly birds being ugly. They had their chance for some photo opportunties, but they blew it.
I had to look in my book to see what kind of birds these are. They are Black Vultures, 22 to 24 inches, wing span 4’6″. They depend on their vision for find food. I guess they have good eyesight, because that squirrel was in the middle of the road and we have lots of trees around.
Do you think vultures are beautiful?